Monday, June 26, 2017

Thematic Photographic 413 - Pretty in Pink

My ride
Dorchester, ON
May 2017
Behold my brightly-colored bicycle. It's a Specialized StumpJumper Comp that I've had for longer than I dare admit. I'm not really about things, as I don't tend to covet physical objects or use them to define who I am in the eyes of others. But I love this bike. It fits me. It feels like it was made for me, and riding it - to/from work, or wandering the hinterlands that surround our town - is an indescribably joy because of this well-made-yet-simple machine. I'll never understand why Specialized painted a men's bike in burn-your-eyes pink, but I'm glad they did, because it makes me smile every time I walk up to it.

Sometimes when I go somewhere, I'll take a picture of it in all its imperfect, dirty glory. Here, it's parked on a bridge over the Thames River in a lovely little town east of London. This was my first stretch-the-distance ride, where instead of riding in loops close to home I instead ventured further into the countryside. As I get deeper into the season, the distances get further and the rides get harder. But as long as I have this lovely pink thing - and a moment or two at the turnaround point to grab some pixels to remember the moment - I know I'll always find my way back home.

With this in mind, let's celebrate all things pink for this week's Thematic. If it's any shade of this fab color, it's time to shoot a picture and share it. Who's with me?

Your turn: Take a pic that suggests or evokes this week's theme, Pretty in Pink, and post it to your blog or website. Alternatively, find a pic you've already taken and/or posted. Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Visit other participants to spread the photographic joy. And pop back again through the week to add additional pics as they occur to you. Head here for more background on how Thematic works. And please accept my thanks for making this little weekly photo-exploration exercise of ours such a joy.

7 comments:

Bob Scotney said...

Two from Cornwall's Newquay Zoo and flowers from home. https://bobscotney.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/pretty-in-pink-thematic-photography.html

Michèle Dextras said...

It has been a while. Here is my contribution to Pretty in Pink

http://cheznousottawa.blogspot.ca/2017/06/photographie-thematique-413-cest-joli.html

Karen S. said...

Wow, that is a lovely shade of pink! Here's mine
http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2017/06/pretty-in-pink-photography.html

caijsa said...

Pretty pink flowers fro Azores. http://valokuviako.blogspot.fi/2017/06/pretty-in-pink.html

photodoug said...

Carmi, a quilt that I discovered in my travels.

http://dougphotoblog2016.blogspot.com/2017/06/harriet-tubman-quilt.html

Common Household Mom said...

Here's my entry, focused largely on my favorite redbud tree, with a few pieces of art thrown in for good measure.

http://commonhousehold.blogspot.com/2017/06/pink.html

fredamans said...

Better late than never;

http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2017/07/pink-carnations.html